2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

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2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby MissLucky » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:33 pm

i apologize if this is in the wrong forum

but

what are those of you who don't have jobs now and who are planning on attending law school in the fall of 2011 planning on doing until then?! i'm finding it's virtually impossible to find someone who will take me for less than a year!

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:34 pm

McDonalds is always hiring.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby arism87 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:35 pm

You can have mine

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby MissLucky » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:37 pm

arism87 wrote:You can have mine


lol, what are you doing that makes you not want it?

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby arism87 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:38 pm

MissLucky wrote:
arism87 wrote:You can have mine


lol, what are you doing that makes you not want it?


Haha teaching. I love my kids but it is surely not for me.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby ShuckingNotJiving » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:38 pm

well, you don't tell them you're only staying a year. honesty is 4 chumps.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby arism87 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:39 pm

ShuckingNotJiving wrote:well, you don't tell them you're only staying a year. honesty is 4 chumps.


This is what I was thinking, wasn't sure if I should say it.. haha. What kind of job are you looking for?

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby yeahyeah2121 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:42 pm

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby MissLucky » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:43 pm

ShuckingNotJiving wrote:well, you don't tell them you're only staying a year. honesty is 4 chumps.


oy. i've indicated that in my cover letters. i am such a fail. i just thought i would be saving the both of us (employer and applicant) time if that wasn't what they wanted since it would likely come up during the interview.

i'm really looking for anything int'l relations, public policy, social justice related (very hard to find anything that is not an internship in those fields) but the more realistic and abundant openings are paralegal positions but i feel like even if tehy don't explicitly state it in their job posting, they want someone for at least 1-2 years (preferably 2).

but hmm i guess i'll just go with the flow and say im not sure when i want to attend law skl but then suppose i get hired and i have to leave earlier than they anticipated...am I burning bridges?

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby MissLucky » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:44 pm

yeahyeah2121 wrote:Try to apply for temp positions. I posted my resume on Monster last week and got a phone call 45 mins later from a temp agency for a long term temp position at a law firm in a big city. TA DA...job.


oh snap i never considered doing that. ive only been browsing my school's career website. good call lemme check out monster

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Postby ShuckingNotJiving » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:47 pm

MissLucky wrote:
ShuckingNotJiving wrote:well, you don't tell them you're only staying a year. honesty is 4 chumps.


oy. i've indicated that in my cover letters. i am such a fail. i just thought i would be saving the both of us (employer and applicant) time if that wasn't what they wanted since it would likely come up during the interview.

i'm really looking for anything int'l relations, public policy, social justice related (very hard to find anything that is not an internship in those fields) but the more realistic and abundant openings are paralegal positions but i feel like even if tehy don't explicitly state it in their job posting, they want someone for at least 1-2 years (preferably 2).

but hmm i guess i'll just go with the flow and say im not sure when i want to attend law skl but then suppose i get hired and i have to leave earlier than they anticipated...am I burning bridges?



possibly. but consider the pros and cons. the only con for lying is the moral dilemma. but $$ > morality.

okay, i'm kidding, (kind of). but a job's a job, regardless of how you obtained it.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby gdane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:49 pm

Im in your position Lucky.

I was working for a political campaign and now that election season is over, Im out of a job. What sucks is that if we had won I wouldve been in a good position to be a staff assistant for him in DC. Now, nothing. Haha.

Its only been 2 weeks though and I have savings, but Id like a job because i need something to do.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:53 pm

Jesus Lord, I'm balancing panic attacks of whether to defer a year and bank all income or just sell my life. Y'all better count your lucky stars that you don't have a mortgage and dependents that the government doesn't recognize. I'd kill for the dilemma of "McDonald's" or reading "Getting to Maybe" over the next few months. I don't want to have to bar tend again during 1L!

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby MissLucky » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:56 pm

gdane5 wrote:Im in your position Lucky.

I was working for a political campaign and now that election season is over, Im out of a job. What sucks is that if we had won I wouldve been in a good position to be a staff assistant for him in DC. Now, nothing. Haha.

Its only been 2 weeks though and I have savings, but Id like a job because i need something to do.


oh damn, that sucks.

but yeah i totally feel u on really needing something to do now. if none of the stuff i interviewed at or applied to last week turns up i think i might have to eventually resort to acting shady about when I'll have to leave (i.e. at the end of summer for law school). i hope it doesnt come to that though... im one of those people who can't even tell a white lie :?

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby gdane » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:57 pm

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:Jesus Lord, I'm balancing panic attacks of whether to defer a year and bank all income or just sell my life. Y'all better count your lucky stars that you don't have a mortgage and dependents that the government doesn't recognize. I'd kill for the dilemma of "McDonald's" or reading "Getting to Maybe" over the next few months. I don't want to have to bar tend again during 1L!

Im totally glad I dont have HUGE financial obligations, but I do have to pay some stuff.

I have student loans, credit cards, I have to buy car insurance next month, food, etc etc. I need to make at least $650 a month to cover my loans and bills. :shock:

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:04 pm

We oldsters weighed these "annoyances" before making these decisions. Just remember, today, and throughout your life, there's always someone is worse shape than you (and me).

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby MysticalWheel » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:54 pm

6 months teaching English abroad, mostly so I can brush up on my Spanish and be able to say I'm fluent.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby JJDancer » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:54 pm

I need to make at least $650 a month to cover my student (UG) loans and bills.
:(
Luckily my family is helping me out :)
I don't know how I can find a real job for 7 months (plus I might be going out of the country for a month in between..(AND PAYING MY LOANS HOW? I DON'T KNOW lol)

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby MissLucky » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:00 pm

yeahyeah2121 wrote:Try to apply for temp positions. I posted my resume on Monster last week and got a phone call 45 mins later from a temp agency for a long term temp position at a law firm in a big city. TA DA...job.


when you post your resume, it's only open to employers, right? and generally safe??

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby yeahyeah2121 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:16 am

Sorry for the 2 week late response. Yeah, I'm pretty sure on Monster your info is only visible to employers. I would NOT post your resume on Craigslist, however. You can always just respond directly to individual job listings instead of posting your resume if that makes you feel more comfortable. Use your discretion (don't include your address on resume, etc.) and you'll be fine. Good luck!
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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby ahduth » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:32 am

Anyone with an employer-level account can look at it on Monster, etc. Not sure what you mean by "safe," but if you're scared of putting your resume on a job board, OCI should be fun. :D

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:37 am

Depressing thread.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby jaydizzle » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:42 am

I finish school in 2 weeks. I need a job. :( I must suck at interviews because I had several 50-75k job prospects, but I couldn't capitalize on it. I am hoping to find something decent ($10 + an hour). I really need a car.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby txadv11 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:31 pm

I thought about posting a thread on this exact topic. I wanted a "real" job but given the current economy and the fact that we are in a weird position (have a degree, but not wanting a career until we go back to school in 9 months) puts us at a major disadvantage. I am about to just work at target for 8/hr. My goal is to make as much money while living at home to keep my debt from law school as low as possible. I was originally upset with the idea of only making 8.00/hr, but then I realized that interest is still high and after a few years it will be pretty high. So I no longer think of just a flat minimum wage job as crappy, I look at it as making my future (4 years from now and on) more successful with each dollar I don't have to spend and finance on loans.

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Re: 2011 applicants, who else needs a job?

Postby ahduth » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:30 pm

txadv11 wrote:I realized that interest is still high and after a few years it will be pretty high.


If you're talking about interest rates, they're pretty much as low as they can go right now. The Fed is trying to push real rates lower (which is making Republicans and the Chinese government mad), but they might or might not be able actually do that - quantitative easing isn't entirely straightforward.

The flipside of them pushing down interest rates by generating inflation is your current dollars will be worth less. You mostly want inflation however, since you're about to take out 200k in debt.

But forget about getting a job, I'd spend then next few months reading about economics.




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